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Mihai Eminescu: Poezii alese / Selected Poems Paperback – June, 2000

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(Romanian)... esantion a literaturii romane ... un manual de invatare a celui mai ales limbaj poetic romanesc pentru uzul anglofonilor... -- Romania Literara- nr.43, 29 oct- 4 nov 1977

... primacy of music... almost flawlessly rewriting Eminescu’s prosody... veils the challenges of translation under the effortlessness of smooth... -- Calin-Andrei Mihailescu, Haunting Hedonism of Sound, Literary Research/Recherche littéraire 17.34 (Fall - Winter 2000) 447-49

The classic dilemma of any translation, i.e. 'belles infidels' versus 'laides fideles' was solved here... as 'belles fideles'! -- Dumitru Radu Popa, UT MUSICA POESIS, Forward to 'Poezii Alese /Selected Poems’

About the Author

Born in Romania, Adrian George Sahlean holds a Master’s Degree in English and Spanish philology (Bucharest, 1975) and psychoanalysis (Boston, 1995). He completed his clinical training as certified psychoanalyst (2002) while working as a tennis coach of the US Professional Tennis Association (since 1986) and finishing a doctoral thesis on psychoanalytic interpretations of Romanian national ballad ‘Mioritza’. He is a published author of three volumes of poetry translations into English and of essays on literary translation. His meter-and-rhyme renditions of 19-th century Romanian ‘national’ poet Mihai Eminescu (UNESCO Year-2000-Poet-Of-The-Year) brought him the Eminescu Gold Medal and election into the prestigious Romanian Writer's Union.

Adrian George Sahlean is currently a faculty fellow at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis in Brookline, MA., a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a performance coach at the Longfellow Health Center in Wayland, MA.

Past activities include: professional children's choir; founder of a-cappella group ‘SONG" (2 records, national awards in Romania); part-time actor with ‘Bulandra’ repertory company; second prize at classical guitar festival (Sinaia, 1982); marathon runner (Boston, 1993). Serious hobby: bel-canto singing.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: 'Univers' Publishing House (June 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 973340747X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9733407478
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,848,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adrian George Sahlean. Born in Romania, and naturalized in the U.S., Adrian George Sahlean holds Master's Degrees in English and Spanish philology (Bucharest, 1975), psychoanalysis (Boston, 1995), and is also a certified clinical psychoanalyst (2002). He authored several volumes of translations into English (poetry, short stories, memoirs and plays) and a book of essays on literary translation (in Romanian.)
Mr. Sahlean in the co-founder and president of Global Arts (2005) (globalartsnpo.org), a non-profit organization promoting Romanian literature, art and music to the American public at large. He is a member of the Romanian Writer's Union, American Literary Translators Association, American Romanian Academy, and Society of Modern Psychoanalysts. He lives outside Boston, MA.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Cross on March 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
Anyone wishing to understand the reverence paid to Mihai Eminescu in his native Romania will find the reason in this volume. Well crafted, with an ear for the musicality of the English language--the translator has outdone all previous attempts to convey the poetic reach of the original poems.
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